Recipe: Before bed biscuits

Recipe: Before bed biscuits

Just six ingredients away from the perfect supper time snack. These delicious cookies are easy to make and full of nutrients that can help towards getting you a good nights sleep.

Chickpeas - the key ingredient

Chickpeas are packed full of protein and fibre which can help you to feel fuller for longer- a sensation that can improve your sleep. They also contain high amounts of vitamin B6 – a vitamin known to help your body to produce the “feel-good” hormone, serotonin, and the “sleep-inducing” hormone, melatonin.

Ingredients for crunchy before bed biscuits

Ingredients for crunchy before bed biscuits

Makes 8 biscuits

  • 240g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven)
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Place the chickpeas, honey, vanilla essence and ground ginger in a blender or food processor and blend until an almost smooth paste is formed
  4. Place the mixture into a bowl and stir in the oats and flaked almonds
  5. Once the ingredients are combined, roll the mixture into small balls and place evenly spaced on the baking tray
  6. Use a fork to flatten the balls of dough into a cookie shape
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  8. Once baked, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool

Enjoy with a glass of milk or your favourite caffeine-free bedtime brew!

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